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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Job Snelgrove
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 557 to 559
probate year 1909
Job Snelgrove deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Job Snelgrove made this 8th day of October 1908
and by this will I annul all other wills made by me. Being weak in body
but of sound mind and understanding I give and bequeath to my wife Susannah
Snelgrove all my personal property to do as she desires with it or to
will it to whosoever she pleases. Further I give and bequeath to my wife
Susannah aforesaid My Dwelling House furniture whatever with all utensils
belonging thereto and all the land connected with the house in front
and on back with Stable and cellar etc. as long as her natural life with
privilege to dispose of it after her decease with the proviso that it
is not to go out of the Snelgrove family name the preference to be given
to my brother William’s son Levi or to my brother Solomons
son Amos if they should chose to come to live on it or to sell
and divide the proceeds between them.
To my daughter Lydia Gillingham I give and bequeath as long as her natural life shall last the back garden
known as the Farm with what I gave her husband John Gillingham but after
her decease the Farm is to revert to the Snelgrove Estate again. Also
my part of the fishing room is Lydias for her life time. To my grandson
Hedley Snelgrove son of Elijah & Melina
Snelgrove I give and bequeath as long as he shall live the portion of
the gardens on the barrens as his own property soon as he may be put
in possession of it by my executrix. In case of his death before he comes
to the full age of 21 years the land reverts to the Snelgrove
Susie Maud Snelgrove is to hold all her fathers property that I may have
any claim upon as long as she does not change her name nor leave the
place finally what other verbal bequests I have made I desire my wife
Susannah to execute as as convenient after my decease. To my grandson
Harold Gillingham I give and bequeath as long as he lives the garden
outside of the Farm but at his death the garden reverts again to the
Snelgrove Estate. I appoint Mary Jane Snelgrove my
daughter-in-law to be Executrix to this my last will and Testament Job
his x mark Snelgrove Signed in our presence who in his presence
and in the presence of each other and at the same time subscribe our
names as witnesses Allan G. Hudson John W.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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